Free Nutrient Management Workshop Offered For Farmers February 23rd

Area farmers are invited to a free Nutrient Management Workshop Tuesday February 23rd, 2016! This morning event will be held at the American Legion in Reynolds beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Reservations Required Attendance Capped At 100 Attendee’s

Please Call 309-764-1486 Ext. 3 To Reserve Your Spot Today!

 

Spring Tree & Fish Sale Order Forms Now Available!

Budget Crisis: Support Your Local SWCD Contact Your Legislators!

Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts are on the brink of closure if a FY16 State Budget is not reached and if District’s are not named in that budget. Please support your local Soil & Water Conservation Districts by informing your legislators of our situation and encourage them to pass a FY 2016 Budget for our state!

Meetings

The Rock Island County SWCD meetings are generally held the first Tuesday of the month.  Check our meeting schedule and join us!

Sales

Rock Island County SWCD holds annual fall and spring fish sales.  All proceeds support conservation in Rock Island County.  Click to see sales that are currently underway and place an order online!  Thanks for your support!

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Rock Island County SWCD News and Blog

2016 Urban Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM Registration starts at 8:15AM Jumer’s Casino and Hotel 777 Jumer Drive Rock Island, IL   Workshop Program Includes: • Ordinance updates for Rock Island County and the Cities of Moline and Rock Island • NPDES update from the... read more

Nutrient Management Workshop Offered For Area Farmers

Area farmers are invited to a free Nutrient Management Workshop on Tuesday, February 23rd. The morning session will be held at the American Legion in Reynolds beginning at 9:30 A.M. Program topics include soil health considerations, best management practices for... read more

2016 Conservation Cropping Seminar

      For Immediate Release: December 4, 2015                                                      Contact: Paige Buck, NRCS (217) 353-6606 2016 Illinois Seminars Planned Conservation Cropping Seminars Attendance Still Climbing! (CHAMPAIGN, IL) – Does... read more

NRCS Announces Monarch Butterfly Funding Coming Soon

November 30, 2015 Illinois NRCS will have a new funding opportunity in fiscal year 2016 to establish monarch habitat. Illinois is one of ten states in the Midwest and Southern Plains to target conservation and financial assistance to the monarch butterfly through... read more

USDA & Pheasants Forever Host CRP Workshops

CRP SIGNUP Attention Farmers and Landowners: In addition to an ongoing Continuous CRP Signup, there is a General Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Signup in the USDA office from Dec. 1-Feb. 26th. Pheasants Forever and the USDA are holding informational workshops... read more

Outdoor Education Center Opens In Moline

The ribbon cutting for “Jeff’s Outdoor Play Space” at the Jefferson Early Childhood Center, 3010 26th Ave., Moline took place on Wednesday October 21st. After much work and dedication by all partners involved, the teachers at the school were... read more

Fall Cover Crop Tours November 4th-5th

The Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation District has scheduled two field days to showcase their Cover crop plots here in Rock Island County. Both plots highlight several combinations of cover crops used to reduce soil erosion and improve soil health. The northern... read more

Budget Crisis: Legislative Call-In We Need Your Help!!

Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts are on the brink of closure if a FY16 State Budget is not reached and if District’s are not named in that budget. On Tuesday, September 22 at 10:00 am and 10:30 am, AISWCD’s Executive Committee is promoting a “Legislative... read more

Funding Crisis for Soil and Water Conservation Districts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2015 Springfield, IL, August 17, 2015— Soil and Water Conservation District employees across the state will be without funding for our health insurance and will lose their coverage, thus significantly impacting the employee workforce... read more